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I can't connect to the Internet!

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I can't connect to the Internet!

When I sign in to my Xfinity account on my MacBook Pro, the WiFi icon on the top of my screen indicates that I'm connected. But I can't access any websites.


There are five white lights on the front of my modem. The top light - Power - shines steadily. The middle light - "Online" - does nothing. The other lights flash on and off.


I found the following under Network Preferences:


Network Preferences > 802.1X
Name: WiFi
Authentication: TTSL
Wireless Network: XFINITY
Security Type: WPA/WPA2 Enterprise
Trusted Certificate:
Trusted Servers: *,


If I remember correctly, the first time I tried to connect all the lights shone steadily except for Online, but I could be mistaken.


Another problem - Xfinity advertised two months of free service due to the coronavirus pandemic. So I signed up and had an Internet connection. But after setting up my modem, I've apparently lost my free connection, which means I can't connect to the Internet, period.


I've given up on customer support. I decided to try the forum, after which I'm cancelling my account.


Thanks for any tips.


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Re: I can't connect to the Internet!

Thanks for the link. I'm at a WiFi cafe right now (I didn't know they were going to reopen today!), but I'll check out your reference when I get home.